Edward Lee Hughes, 87, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, at a Rock Port care center.

Ed was born on February 12, 1934, near Craig, Missouri, and graduated from Fairfax High School. He then attended Tarkio College and later earned his Master’s degree from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Ed taught at various schools, retiring from West Nodaway school district. In retirement Ed enjoyed farming, working on cars, trucks, and tractors, and spending time with family.

Ed served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Army National Guard for many years.

On December 21, 1957, he married Shirley D. Smith, and they became parents of four children.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Rudolph and Mabel; sons, Edward Lee “Scooter” Hughes II, David Allan Hughes, and Steven Charles Hughes; and his brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Elaine Hughes, Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of their Rock Port home; daughter, Leann Hughes of St. Joseph, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Tammy Hughes, Rock Port; grandchildren, Jordon Hughes, Rock Port, Jasmine (Jim) Chaney, Bellevue, Nebraska, Jade Hughes and fiancée Ariel Janssen, Omaha, Nebraska, Jennifer Brenneman, Camden Point, Missouri, and Jill (Blake) Thomas, St. Joseph; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Grayson Hughes, Cody and Keith Thomas, and Samantha, Allison, Jackson, and James Chaney.

Graveside services with military honors will be held Friday, October 15, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Cemetery, Rock Port. Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainfuneral.com.